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December 23, 2013
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10 Steps to Help You Launch Your Business in the New Year

2014 is on the horizon, and the promise of a new year presents an opportunity for brands to rejuvenate their image through innovative campaigns and fresh content. The new year will be particularly interesting for businesses, in light of the SEC’s decision to lift the 80-year-old ban on general solicitation of […]
October 11, 2013
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Four Things Marketers Should Know About the New General Solicitation Rules

For decades, private companies and investment firms have been forbidden from advertising that they are seeking investors. On September 23, however, one of the first provisions of the JOBS Act went into effect, lifting the 80-year-old ban on general solicitation of capital investments. Many believe the result could be a […]
October 11, 2013
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SEC’s Unanimous Vote Leads to Proposed Rules for Equity Crowdfunding

Today the crowdfunding industry took another stride towards success as the SEC held an open meeting discussing the proposed rules for Title III. After what seemed like a quick and efficient conversation, the rules were proposed by a unanimous vote. A summary of those proposed rules can be found below: […]
October 2, 2013
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Using Social Media to Boost Your Business

We live in a digital world, meaning your company’s social presence should be top-notch in order to get the visibility and credibility you desire. Thankfully, we’ve combined Tech Tuesday and CrowdBuilder to give you some social tips that are easy to employ and effective in generating results. Use Facebook to share the latest news […]
September 26, 2013
White House

Ban on General Solicitation Lifted: What Fundraisers Need to Know

September 23rd was a great day in the history of the U.S. capital markets—the 80-year-old ban on general solicitation was lifted under Rule 506 of Regulation D and Rule 144A of the Securities Act of 1933. The JOBS Act, a piece of legislation that advocates for small business growth, was […]
September 3, 2013
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Kingonomics Kicks off the 50th Anniversary of the March on Washington Celebrations

Celebratory events surrounding the 50th anniversary of Martin Luther King Jr.’s March on Washington began a little over a week ago as leaders in the entrepreneurial and investment communities gathered for Kingonomics in Washington DC hosted by Dr. Rodney Sampson. Dr. Sampson, author of Kingnomics: Twelve Innovative Currencies for Transforming […]
August 29, 2013
SXSW

The Top Crowdfunding SXSW Panels You Should Vote for This Year

It may be hard to fathom but it is already time to pick panels for SXSW 2014. The highly coveted positions are currently at the mercy of social media fans to vote for their favorite speakers and ideas. A trend that has surfaced in this year’s submissions revolves around crowdfunding […]
June 4, 2013
White House

White House Celebrates Crowdfunding “Champions of Change”

Today, selected members of the two major crowdfunding professional associations were invited to attend a “Champions of Change” event honoring innovative individuals utilizing crowdfunding to better their communities. The Champions of Change program shares the stories of everyday people that have strengthened their communities through hard work and innovation. Every […]
May 1, 2013
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How Enterprise-Level Business Will Use Crowdfunding

The buzz around Crowdfunding has been significant since the passing of the JOBS Act a little over a year ago. The majority of this media attention has gathered around the potential for startups and small businesses to finally gain the funding they need to grow. Joy Schoffler brings up an […]
April 16, 2013
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House Committees Hold Hearings on Crowdfunding Regulatory Delays One Year After JOBS Act Passess

Just over a year ago, President Obama signed the JOBS Act into law which legalized equity-based crowdfunding and other entrepreneur-friendly provisions. The bill contained congressionally mandated deadlines for the Securities and Exchange Commission to complete the rule making process after which equity crowdfunding would take effect. However, these deadlines were missed much […]

November 11, 2014
PR Austin New York

A Veterans Day Round Up

As a veteran, nothing matters more than those serving alongside you. While my fellow veterans in the crowdfunding and marketplace lending space are no longer serving actively (though some are still in the reserves), I wanted to honor my fellow vets for their past service and the work they are […]
November 5, 2014
PR Austin New York

New Year, New Goals – 4 Steps to Develop a Strategic PR plan

As 2014 comes to an end, people typically use this time to establish new goals and resolutions they want to accomplish in the coming year. The end of the year is also an ideal time to take a good look at your business and determine if your current PR strategies […]
October 27, 2014
PR Austin New York

CFIRA’s Regulatory and Advocacy Summit

The Crowdfund Intermediary Regulatory Advocates (CFIRA) will hold its second annual Regulatory and Advocacy Summit in Washington, D.C., on Friday, November 21 from 8:00 AM – 1:00 PM at the Hart Building on Capital Hill. Attendees will network with fellow crowdfunding advocates, members of Congress, policymakers and industry thought leaders. The event’s half-day agenda will […]
October 10, 2014

Ways to Keep Your Team Motivated

Even if your office always make the “top places to work” list, it can be hard to please everyone. To ensure your workplace is running as smoothly and as happily as possible, find out what motivates your team. By showing your co-workers that you care for them, as people and […]
September 8, 2014
PR Austin New York

The Growth of Alternative Finance

C5 Communications are proud to announce the launch of the inaugural Social Lending Awards 2015, an occasion which will bring together the social lending community from across the globe to recognize and celebrate the very best initiatives and excellence in performance demonstrated by teams and individuals in the social lending […]
September 3, 2014
SXSW

Q3: Tips for Maintaining Momentum This Year

By Bri Thomas Summer is the time when we unwind and relax, enjoying vacation homes and visits with loved ones. It seems like the business world just shuts down – especially in August – with every email sent receiving an “out-of-office” reply. It’s great to take some time off…but then […]
August 27, 2014
SXSW

Crowdfunding Conferences: Best-of-the-Best for Fall 2014

While crowdfunding is booming, the weather is getting crisper – meaning there are more great industry events coming up for the fall season! There are numerous forums and workshops to attend, based on your field, location and travel budget, but these are the top five we recommend, to stay current […]
August 12, 2014
SXSW

The Secret Sauce of Crowdfunding

Crowdfunding is a booming industry, yet many entrepreneurs are under the impression that “if you build it, they will come.” Most don’t realize the bulk of the work happens before going live with a campaign. Learn the “secret sauce” of it all from an expert panel that will outline key pitfalls […]
July 30, 2014
PR Austin New York

A Summer with Leverage: Learning How to Grow your Company, Part 3 of 3

In Part One of our Summer Series, we gave you the social media tips and tricks needed to grow your business. During Part Two, we urged you to become a true thought leader in your industry. What else is left in taking your business to the next level? You need […]
July 16, 2014

Wealthy Wednesday: Saving Money for Success

As we browsed the latest headlines for money-related news to share, we noticed that economic inequality is still a hot topic right now and an important angle to keep up with, since, as business owners, we all have the same opportunity to acquire wealth. The following tips, from @Siebold, show […]